Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Spotswood’

The Twitter Spat Mamet Wrought: Should Theatergoers Boycott the Gun-Lovin’ Playwright?

If you've sat within five feet of a liberal-skewing Facebook news feed this week, you've probably heard about playwright David Mamet's humdinger of a Newsweek cover story, delectably headlined "Hands Off Our Guns," that made an odd and miscalculated argument against President Obama's gun control plan. In it, the brilliant author of Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Washington Jewish Film Festival!

If “attending more cultural events” isn’t on your list of 2013 resolutions, it damn well should be. Why? Well, partly because this year begins with another promising Washington Jewish Film Festival, now in its 23rd year. Paris Manhattan, a gentle romantic comedy about a beautiful Parisian woman obsessed with Woody Allen, opens the festival tonight. Read [...]

Forum Theatre Picks Up Fringe Hit We Tiresias

In 2012, D.C.'s theater companies threw an admirable amount of support behind local playwrights. Most prominently, Theater J launched the Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival and Arena Stage announced its new Playwrights' Arena program. This week, Forum Theatre is continuing the trend with its production of Stephen Spotswood's play We Tiresias. The show, which opens tonight, [...]

Arts Roundup: Clybourne Park Revisited Edition

Kwame Kwei-Armah, the new director of Baltimore's Centerstage, was disturbed by the treatment of race in Bruce Norris' Pulitzer-winning gentrification drama Clybourne Park, which had two successful runs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. (Arts Desk was disturbed, too.) The playwright is penning a response, Beneatha’s Place, which his company will mount next season along with a production [...]